Quick note: Over the next few months, I will be explaining various parts of our new strategy in these Indiana Baptist articles. The first article in this series appeared in January. The second appeared in February. Additionally, we’ll make a concerted effort when it is fully developed to go around the state and explain it to our churches for clarity. Please be praying for our Denominee Future Team who is helping develop much of this strategy and for the SCBI staff as we learn and adjust to it.
Romans 15:5-7 (ESV, emphasis added)
5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6 that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.7 Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
Shortly after being hired as the Executive Director of the SCBI, I began seeking the Lord through His Word for guidance in this new phase of leadership. Maybe you’ve had a similar experience–God grips your heart through a particular passage. One that you cannot shake from your mind; one to where you keep returning; and one that compels you to discover ways of applying it to your life.
Romans 15:5-7 was that passage for me.
We are developing a new strategy toward being a connected convention of churches because the Lord desires that we would live in such harmony with one another.
We are developing a new strategy toward being a convention of churches who serve one another, share resources, and celebrate victories together so that we will glorify God together.
May these verses be true for us!